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I just got a cute little journal, it is small enough to put in my purse, so I can write down the things I eat, the calories and how much water I've been drinking..

I just looked at it, it has 160 pages. If I write in it every day, then I can really see how I'm doing. BUT...I just did some math. 160 pages, divided by 7 days of the week equals 22 weeks (about), which means that is about 5 months and hypothetically if I lost 8 pounds per month, then by the end of the journal I would (hypothetically) have lost 45 pounds. Of course that is in a perfect world where I would lose the 2 pounds each week, which I know I'm probably a slow loser (had none this week, but it is week 3)..

Yeah, no real point to this post, just did some math for myself...and kind of wanted to share. In 5 SHORT months, I could HYPOTHETICALLY be 45 pounds lighter...not going to focus on that, just going to focus on the program 100%!.

Comments (27)

KatBrown...I know just what you're talking about! I think sometimes we just have to look at the big picture...the future. I just posted the same thing on the Thursday Weighers board about my mini goal of reaching 100 lbs down by Christmas. I am down 66.5 lbs and I want to be down 100 lbs by Christmas, so to make that goal, I have to lose approx. 34 lbs. That means I only have to lose 8 lbs a month for the next 4 months/ 2 lbs a week. That does not seem so daunting, huh!? Well, as long as I have better weeks than this and last! I only lost 1.5 lbs in the last 2 weeks...***?! Look to the future...we can do it!.

Comment #1

Just an fyi ... I go to the center and they have some special machine that comes up a potential weight loss goal. I started out at 215.0 and according to it's weighing my muscle mass, etc. it came up with 143.0. That seems like a lot since I'm only 5 3.5 but I guess when you're heavier you probably have a lot of muscle in there too. I guess my point is I don't think 45 pound weight loss in 5 months is unrealistic. I've lost 28 in 9 weeks with a little cheating too :-( but your goal of 122.0 might be lower than you actually need to set so just something to think about..

Comment #2

Yeah, I've thought that the 122 might be low...Its according to the BMI to be right in the middle of a "healthy BMI" for my height (5'3"). I've told the Flirt girls that I'd be totally happy with 130-145, but I don't wanna change my ticker until I'm decided...lol..

I'm a thursday weigher too! Yay Thursday!.

Comment #3

Just wanted to mention - you don't have to track calories. As long as you stick to the 5&1 guidelines, and make sure to weigh/measure your L&G, the calories/carbs/etc will take care of themselves. The plan makes it super simple!.

Comment #4

I know that I don't, but since I'm getting a personal trainer, I want to show her the calories and all the nutrition that I'm getting in. I want to impress her with this program. Lol. I even wrote down my percentages for today...never looked at them before on the "meal plan" part of this site. It was 52% protein, 33% carb and 15% fat...not exactly the 40-20-20, but I know that I did the program correctly today!.

Comment #5

I have never had my chart show anything remotely resembling 40-40-20, no matter what combination of OP things I eat. I think they're full of it with that guideline..

Comment #6

I agree! If we can have any combination, it won't be the perfect 40-20-20 ever unless we find that combination...then we'd be eating the same thing every day! Could you say...BURNOUT?!.

Comment #7

So glad to read this from someone who's been on the program for awhile. I keep looking at that darn pie chart and it's never 40/20/20 and I can hardly ever get my carbs over 80g. I seem to stick around 74-78. I can't obsess over this either, so I'm letting it go..

Comment #8

I hit the 40/40/20 one day out of 60. I think I had broccoli and 1% cottage cheese. Who wants that every day? LOL.

Comment #9

KatBrown...I know just what you're talking about! I think sometimes we just have to look at the big picture...the future. I just posted the same thing on the Thursday Weighers board about my mini goal of reaching 100 lbs down by Christmas. I am down 66.5 lbs and I want to be down 100 lbs by Christmas, so to make that goal, I have to lose approx. 34 lbs. That means I only have to lose 8 lbs a month for the next 4 months/ 2 lbs a week. That does not seem so daunting, huh!? Well, as long as I have better weeks than this and last! I only lost 1.5 lbs in the last 2 weeks...***?! Look to the future...we can do it!..

Comment #10

Just an fyi ... I go to the center and they have some special machine that comes up a potential weight loss goal. I started out at 215.0 and according to it's weighing my muscle mass, etc. it came up with 143.0. That seems like a lot since I'm only 5 3.5 but I guess when you're heavier you probably have a lot of muscle in there too. I guess my point is I don't think 45 pound weight loss in 5 months is unrealistic. I've lost 28 in 9 weeks with a little cheating too :-( but your goal of 122.0 might be lower than you actually need to set so just something to think about...

Comment #11

Yeah, I've thought that the 122 might be low...Its according to the BMI to be right in the middle of a "healthy BMI" for my height (5'3"). I've told the Flirt girls that I'd be totally happy with 130-145, but I don't wanna change my ticker until I'm decided...lol..

I'm a thursday weigher too! Yay Thursday!..

Comment #12

Just wanted to mention - you don't have to track calories. As long as you stick to the 5&1 guidelines, and make sure to weigh/measure your L&G, the calories/carbs/etc will take care of themselves. The plan makes it super simple!..

Comment #13

I know that I don't, but since I'm getting a personal trainer, I want to show her the calories and all the nutrition that I'm getting in. I want to impress her with this program. Lol. I even wrote down my percentages for today...never looked at them before on the "meal plan" part of this site. It was 52% protein, 33% carb and 15% fat...not exactly the 40-20-20, but I know that I did the program correctly today!..

Comment #14

I have never had my chart show anything remotely resembling 40-40-20, no matter what combination of OP things I eat. I think they're full of it with that guideline...

Comment #15

I agree! If we can have any combination, it won't be the perfect 40-20-20 ever unless we find that combination...then we'd be eating the same thing every day! Could you say...BURNOUT?!..

Comment #16

So glad to read this from someone who's been on the program for awhile. I keep looking at that darn pie chart and it's never 40/20/20 and I can hardly ever get my carbs over 80g. I seem to stick around 74-78. I can't obsess over this either, so I'm letting it go...

Comment #17

I hit the 40/40/20 one day out of 60. I think I had broccoli and 1% cottage cheese. Who wants that every day? LOL..

Comment #18


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.

 

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